Named after the little squiggle that combines two words, Ampersand Café and Bookstore combines two of the best nouns: Books and Coffee. The bookstore sits humbly amongst bustling Oxford Street and lies in wait, tempting passersby with the smell of paperbacks and freshly roasted coffee beans. On entry, visitors satiate their hunger with an extensive menu that includes eggs Benedict with chai tea for breakfast; or a gourmet sandwich, salad or pasta for lunch. Bookworms and coffee aficionados can bask in the sun outdoors or bask in the warm atmosphere inside, and everyone should also know that the café is fully licensed and can cater for events and special occasions.
413 Crown St, Surry Hills, 2010, (02) 9318 1116, www.ampersandoncrown.com
Written by: Alexandra English